A seminar session entitled ‘Will
my ship/workboat run on this?’ will also be held during the exhibition, where
interested parties can find out more about the fuel’s possibilities for use in
the marine sector.
The Cummins marine engine will be on display throughout the exhibition
on the Alicat workboat on berth V28, courtesy of Gardline Marine Services, who
are partners in the GLEAMS (Glycerine Fuel for Engines and Marine
Sustainability) project, and Dalby Offshore, the vessel’s new owners. The
Technology Strategy Board funded project is investigating the use of glycerine
as a marine fuel to comply with the highest regulations for sulphur and nitrous
oxide emissions, as well as slashing carbon emissions and potentially reducing
The seminar, being held on Wednesday 11 June 2014 at 2.00pm at Seawork
will explain why glycerine is an attractive proposition for use as a marine
fuel and give an update on the testing being done to validate glycerine as an
alternative to conventional marine fuels.
Speakers at the event include Dr Paul Gilbert from the Tyndall Climate
Centre who will be talking about the challenges facing the marine industry in
terms of international shipping emissions. Also speaking will be Professor Pat
Harvey from the University of Greenwich who is a leading authority on the
production of glycerine from micro-algae, a significant potential source to
meet increasing future demand.
To register for the free event please click here.